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03-24-2014 09:14 PM
jocoyn There is some good info here on Calcium and Phosphorus and Protein levels.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...g-puppies.html

Vets can be so so on food though. MOST high protein foods rely on a lot of meat meal and little meat and are unbalanced with Calcium to Phosphorus and that includes many TOTW formulas. The TOTW PUPPY formulas are pretty balanced though and in line with OTHER puppy formulas, including the Pro Plan

I left TOTW anyway after the last go round with Diamond Brands (they make MANY brands of pet food, including TOTW and have had a lot of recalls). By the same token nobody knows WHO makes the Blue Buffalo foods. Fromm has a good reputation. I think Wellness does. You can probably look up any name on this form and dogfoodadvisor.com to see reviews.

Were you feeding the puppy food or the adult food. This page shows the calcium, protein and phosphorus in the entire line. The pups should be lower on the calcium and phosphorus and as close to 1:1 as possible as pups can't process high calcium as well as adult dogs.

Natural, Healthy, Premium Cat and Dog Food
03-24-2014 09:08 PM
Cara Fusinato SO glad to hear he is better. Maybe the power of ALL of us thinking of your baby encouraged healing. I know your family has been on a lot of minds this weekend.
03-24-2014 07:57 PM
igottabecrazy So happy to hear he is better. I've been praying for good news for all of you.

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03-24-2014 07:49 PM
Airman1stclass
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The calcium and phosporous ratios should be balanced. There are alot of threads on nutrition. You may want to read some and decide which brand is best to go with. If I fed kibble to a pup I'd probably feed wellness puppy or earthborn holistics(meadow feast has the right ratio of cal/phos)
Better to spend a bit more on nutrition while pup is in the important growing phase.
Ok will do. I kinda feel bad feeding him the Purina. A lot of not so good reviews. But I thought the vet would know best.
03-24-2014 07:29 PM
onyx'girl The calcium and phosporous ratios should be balanced. There are alot of threads on nutrition. You may want to read some and decide which brand is best to go with. If I fed kibble to a pup I'd probably feed wellness puppy or earthborn holistics(meadow feast has the right ratio of cal/phos)
Better to spend a bit more on nutrition while pup is in the important growing phase.
03-24-2014 07:09 PM
Airman1stclass
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Why did they feel proplan was better......Some of the adult to two formulas are too high on calcium....I was very happy with from large breed puppy gold
They said the TOTW has too much protein for a puppy. Pro plan would be better.
03-24-2014 07:01 PM
jocoyn Why did they feel proplan was better......Some of the adult to two formulas are too high on calcium....I was very happy with from large breed puppy gold
03-24-2014 06:45 PM
Airman1stclass
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Next time vaccines are given, if something odd happens, make sure you document it to your vet. Not saying his vaccines caused his issue, just something to be aware of.
Definitely will do this. Also the vet advised us to stop feeding TOTW and to feed Purina Pro Plan. So did the ortho surgeon.
03-24-2014 05:12 PM
onyx'girl Next time vaccines are given, if something odd happens, make sure you document it to your vet. Not saying his vaccines caused his issue, just something to be aware of.
03-24-2014 05:12 PM
jocoyn Yay! Glad it appears to be resolved!
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